Revising Wilde Society and Subversion in the Plays of Oscar Wilde

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A radical re-examination of Oscar Wilde's plays, Revising Wilde challenges long-established views of the writer as a dilettante and dandy. Instead Wilde emerges as a serious philosopher and social critic who used his plays to subvert the traditional values of Victorian literature and society. Sos Eltis traces Wilde's painstaking revisions and redrafting of his plays, and uncovers Wilde's subtle methods of lampooning his conventional sources. In the process Eltis discovers, concealed in successive versions, Wilde the ...

Revising Wilde Society and Subversion in the Plays of Oscar Wilde 1996, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198121831

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